If you’re a local in the in the Denver Metro Area in Colorado, then you know that the first snow fall of the year usually happens on Halloween. With these kind of odds, parents in Denver and surrounding areas need to have a backup plan for taking the kids trick or treating. Luckily, Denver has several family friendly Halloween activities and trick or treating activities to choose from. What could be better than having some family Halloween fun and visiting Denver’s Museums at the same time?
Trick or Treat Train:
Colorado Railroad Museum 17155 W 44th Ave., Golden, Colorado
I’ve been taking my 7 year old son to this trick or treat Halloween activity for years, because in my opinion, it is the best Halloween family activity in the Denver area. The location itself makes this trick or treating activity worth the wild. Who doesn’t love trains? The Colorado Railroad Museum is located 15 minutes west of Denver, in Golden Colorado. The museum building is a replica of an 1880’s style depot and the museum houses 125 years of Colorado’s colorful history of the railroads.
Trick or Treat Train is a family fun Halloween activity in Denver Metro Area that the kids will remember and enjoy for years to come. The kids will ride the rails through Railroad Halloween Town on a historical locomotive in vintage passenger cars lead by conductors in full costume. There are special stops set up throughout Railroad Halloween Town where kids can trick or treat, with goodies to fill up their bag. Visit the Olde Railroads graveyard or the haunted house, which is kid friendly. If your family enjoys storytelling, then head over to the Hobo Campfire and relax for a spell. Don’t forget your camera; there are some great photo ops of the kids in their costumes at the pumpkin patch. Click here for hours and rates at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Trick or Treat Street:
Children’s Museum of Denver – 2121 Children’s Museum Drive., Denver, Colorado
This local Halloween activity is perfect for families and your little child’s first Halloween. Children can roam around the museum plaza and visit 11 different candy houses for their trick or treat goodies. There is a cute pumpkin patch as you travel down Cider Lane and many fun surprises on this fun adventure. Children can visit with costumed characters and take a ride on Vern’s Mini Train. What would a visit to Children’s Museum of Denver be without kids getting their hands into something? This family Halloween activity has hands on art projects, getting messy with desserts activity, a monster carnival and best of all a unique theatre performance. Click here Children’s Museum of Denver for Hours, Dates and Rates
Victorian Horrors & All Hallows Eve Full Tea:
Molly Brown House Museum 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, Colorado
Interested in an unique local Denver Halloween activity great for families with tweens, then look no farther than the famous Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, Colorado. This is the actual house where the unsinkable Molly Brown lived in Denver and it is full of history. Visiting the Molly Brown House Museum is a step back in time to the Victorian Era and a chance to learn about the interesting life of Molly Brown.
The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver is decorated for the annual Victorian Horrors & All Hallows Eve Full Tea Halloween activity, adding to the ambiance and charm of this historic house. Classic stories are brought to life of long- dead authors such as Edgar Allan Poe by candlelight. Visitors enjoy tea and treats at this family fun Halloween activity. There will be prizes for costume, so be sure to dress up, maybe as the ghost of Denver’s unsinkable Molly Brown. This family activity is not recommended for young children. It is not scary, but it is listed as spooky due to mature story telling in a dim candle lit atmosphere. This is a perfect Halloween activity for tweens and children too old for trick or treating, but too young for the Halloween party scene. Click for Hours and Rates Molly Brown House Museum
Source: My Personal Experience
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